Monday, May 25, 2015

Healthy Snack Idea: Watermelon Cakes!

How about giving the term "fruit cake" a new meaning?
That was my goal recently when I came up with a delicious and nutritious way of fulfilling a toddler's desire to eat "cake".
I made fresh watermelon cakes with strawberry and honeyfilling. Then I decorated the top with homemade cream cheese frosting.

1. First you start by cutting and peeling a watermelon... I spy a Watermelon with Mickey ears!!

2. Next you make small, round cutouts from approximately half-inch watermelon slices. I used a measuring cup but a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass would work as well.

3. Meanwhile, to make cream cheese frosting, you mix 4 ounces of butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese, 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and beat the ingredients until reaching a creamy frosting consistency.

4. Make sure you slice the strawberries thinly and bring out the honey!

5. Pour a bit of honey on the center of the watermelon cutouts.
The honey will add an element of sweetness and help the strawberries stay in place.

6. Carefully use the strawberries to dab honey from the center and arrange around the round watermelon slice.

7. Once your filling is ready, place another watermelon slice over it and spread cream cheese frosting over the top

8. To garnish, you can use sprinkles and add either a raspberry or a cherry!! They are so delicious, fresh and easy to make...a much better option than a carb-filled cake (although we love cake too)!

En español

Hace poco, se me ocurrió una idea deliciosa y nutritiva de cumplir el deseo de mi niño de comer pastel.
Hice pastelitos de sandía con relleno de fresas y miel. Luego decoré la parte superior con glaseado de queso crema hecho en casa. Espero que las fotos proporcionen las instrucciones necesarias para que puedan hacer estos en casa también.

¡Que Disfruten!

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